Healthy Places NC is the Trust's long-term initiative to invest in health improvements in 10 to 15 rural communities over a 10-year period. This video explores what this work looks like on the ground in McDowell County.
Many Forsyth County residents help their neighbors who need food.
Kathy Norcross Watts/Winston-Salem Journal Guest Columnist
In fact, there are at least 237 efforts underway to provide some sort of emergency food assistance in Forsyth County through pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, sites for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System’s free and reduced price breakfast and lunch for students who qualify, school BackPack programs, Kids Cafes and Meals on Wheels delivery locations. These efforts are led in large part by the faith community and other volunteers. Kathy Norcross Watts, Winston-Salem Journal, July 26, 2014
Two years ago this summer, McDowell County was invited to be a part of a multi-million dollar, long-range effort to improve the health and quality of life of its people.
The McDowell County Health Coalition, MEDA and the McDowell Chamber of Commerce will take part in a $25,000 research initiative with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that will seek to improve the health and wellness for local workers. mcdowellnews.com, July 1, 2014